Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Arab Donors Abandon PA

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Salam Fayyad to AP: The Palestinian Authority state of Palestine is in peril because Arab donors aren’t following through on promised assistance. Fayyad said he managed to pay half the

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PA Finances Stymie Membership in International Bodies

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Maan News: The PA’s financial crisis precludes it from joining international bodies. 2. Hamas and the PA are reportedly refusing to take in Palestinian refugees from Syria — but for

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Another American Journalist Disappears in Syria

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Is Bushehr the next Fukushima? A NY Times op-ed cites haphazard planning, ongoing technical problems, the reactor’s presence along an active fault line, and questions the regime’s ability to respond

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Study: Iranian Meddling Hijacked Bahraini Uprising

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Cairo authorities are investigating Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian Jon Stewart. The reason? Reuters explains why: The prosecutor general ordered an investigation into a formal complaint against Mr. Youssef by an

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Israel in Secret Talks With Syrian Rebels?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab media reports, cited by the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s in secret talks with Syrian rebels to secure the Golan Heights and find the remains of Eli Cohen. Cohen

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Eastern Jerusalem Palestinians “Israelizing” Themselves

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz describes how Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem are increasingly “Israelizing” themselves by applying for Israeli ID cards, taking Israeli matriculation exams, enrolling in Israel’s higher education system, requesting Israeli building

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Hezbollah’s Mexican Presence Threatens US

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. An Arab human rights group slammed the PA for widespread arbitrary detention, interrogation and torture, plus other forms of harassment. The Jerusalem Post writes: From June 2007 until the end

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UNRWA Closes West Bank Offices for Safety

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The UNRWA is closing three of its West Bank offices because Palestinian protests have gotten too dangerous for staff. According Maan News: During protests, demonstrators stopped UN vehicles and their

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